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[1] Today’s featured recipe: Carne Asada Fries (recipe and photos #1, #3, #6 © Idaho Potato Commission).

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[2] Very popular: steak frites, steak with a side of fries (photo © LT Bar & Grill | Hackensack, New Jersey). [3] Baked fries with bacon, cheddar and scallions. The recipe link is below. [4] Trending: shoestring fries atop a burger (photo © Chef Eric Levine). [5] Why do chefs love their fries in duck fat? The rich and elegant duck fat flavor adds a hint of delicious “duckiness.” The recipe link is below. (photo © Benjamin Zanatta | Unsplash). [6] National Cook A Sweet Potato Day is February 22nd, but you can cook sweet potato fries today—shown here with...

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Jim Lahey’s no-knead small baguettes are an easy-to-make bread that truly doesn’t take a lot of hands-on work

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A 12 to 18-hour ferment gives the bread a solid structure and superb flavor. You’ll definitely make this more than once. Adapted from Jim Lahey | My Bread | W. W. Norton & Company, 2009 The name of this bread—stecca, or “stick” in Italian—is one I simply made up to describe it, since it has a narrow shape. It’s based on the faster-rising pizza bianca dough you’ll find in the pizza section and is stretched into such a narrow rope that it bakes rapidly. It’s also baked on a baking sheet rather than in a pot. In this case, even...

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You can make the best home-crafted granola ever by doing it yourself with just a few ingredients you might have in your pantry right now! This super easy, sunny recipe for Ginger Peach Sunflower Granola will brighten up any morning

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Filled with sunflower seeds, sunflower butter, ground ginger, dried peaches, and oats, this recipe is light in added sugars, contains no oils, and is packed with nutrition power, including heart-healthy natural fats and whole grains. You can get a big batch done in 30 minutes, which will provide a jar full of home-made granola for the whole week. Use it for cereals, snacks, yogurt parfaits, and smoothie bowls. Plus, this granola makes a great hostess gift, packaged up in a mason jar.   Print Ginger Peach Sunflower Granola (3 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5) Loading... 5 from 3 reviews...

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Recipes: Using avocados for Indian food? Raw zucchini? These unusual dishes really sing

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The first bite fills my mouth with unexpected stars. Yes, sometimes dishes surprise me. On paper, the recipes or descriptions may seem puzzling or humdrum, the combination of ingredients failing to sing to my food-loving imagination. But I am always eager to try new concoctions when cooking with talented chefs. Their gifts open my palate to new tastes and textures. Three addictive dishes come to mind; each a scrumptious revelation taught to me by a Southern California chef. Concoctions such as an avocado-centric raita that is so flavorful its delicious teamed with everything from chicken to chips to salad. A...

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Easy and fast! Oven-Baked Taco Quesadillas are a ground beef favorite for week-night meals at our house

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Whether your fam loves chicken quesadillas or beef quesadillas these Mexican-inspired and cheese-stuffed tortillas are heavenly. Oven-Baked Taco Quesadillas Recipe Howdy! Chef Alli Here. Let’s Get You Cookin’….Shall We??  I say that quesadillas are healthy fast food. What’s your vote? You can make them in a flash, one or two in a skillet, or an entire big batch on a sheet pan in your oven. And, they can be easily customized to your family’s liking. If your family will allow it, you can add veggies to the quesadillas, too. My picky eaters always complain about veggies (they want boring meat...

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